Grumman HU16B Albatross Untitled Aviation Photo 2575441

Grumman HU16B Albatross Untitled Aviation Photo 2575441


The Grumman HU-16 Albatross is a large, twin- radial engined amphibious seaplane that was used by the United States Air Force (USAF), the U.S. Navy (USN), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), primarily as a search and rescue (SAR) aircraft.

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The Albatross is the biggest of the Grumman flying boats and was designed for military service. Used originally by the U.S. Navy, the HUs flew a variety of missions, from reconnaissance to anti-submarine warfare and of course, search and rescue. The unique capabilities of the big amphib have caused numerous attempts to modernize the basic hull.

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Grumman HU-16B Albatross Grumman designed the versatile Albatross to meet a U.S. Navy requirement for an amphibious utility aircraft which could also operate from snow and ice with skis. During the Korean War, Albatrosses rescued almost 1,000 United Nations personnel from coastal waters and rivers, often behind enemy lines.

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The Grumman HU-16 Albatross was powered by two Wright R-1820s engines, which each provided 1,425 horsepower giving the plane a maximum speed of 250 mph. It had a range of 1,650 miles and a ceiling.

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HU-16B Albatross Image Gallery 1/1 HU-16B Albatross Interior view of HU-16B Albatross. Grumman designed the versatile Albatross to meet a U.S. Navy requirement for an amphibious utility aircraft which could also operate from snow and ice with skis.

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HU-16 Albatross. The last in a line of successful amphibians produced for the Navy by Grumman, the HU-16 Albatross' inherent ruggedness enabled it to operate from many harsh environments, which included the Antarctic, Greenland and Alaska. As a testament to its capabilities, Coast Guard and Navy pilots established seven world-class speed and.

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Grumman designed the versatile Albatross to meet a U.S. Navy requirement for an amphibious utility aircraft which could also operate from snow and ice with s.

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The Grumman HU-16 Albatross was powered by two Wright R-1820s engines, which each provided 1,425 horsepower giving the plane a maximum speed of 250 mph. It had a range of 1,650 miles and a ceiling of 21,500 feet. During the Korean War, the SA-16 was used for combat rescue and gained a reputation as a rugged and reliable seaworthy aircraft.

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The HU-16B is an updated version of Albatross with a longer wingspan and larger flight control surfaces. Many of the HU-16As were modified into HU-16Bs. The Albatross served until well into the 1970s. Some can still be found flying in private hands. This aircraft was heavily modified for civil use as a recreational aircraft.

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Specifications Aircraft Type: HU-16B, S/N 51-0006, Albatross, Grumman Mission: Utility transport and air/sea rescue amphibian Number Built: Grumman delivered a total of 297 SA-16As to the USAF; others were obtained on USAF contracts for foreign air forces under Mutual Defense Aid. Most of the SA-16As were assigned to the MATS Air Rescue Service.

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Production of the Albatross ended in 1961 after 466 had been built. During the late 1970s, Grumman purchased back 57 surplus HU-16Bs with the intent of converting them into 28-seat commuter airliners. It was intended that these aircraft, designated as G-111s, would become the amphibious equivalent of the Douglas DC-3.

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The restoration of Grumman HU-16B Albatross 51-7144 is under way at the Museum of Aviation in Georgia, US Delivered to the USAF in 1954 and assigned to the 41st Air Rescue Squadron (ARS) at Hamilton AFB in Canada, it was transferred to the 33rd ARS in 1964, flying from Naha in Okinawa.

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Show Closest First: City / State / Postal Code Featured Listing View Details 15 Updated: Friday, December 01, 2023 07:40 PM 1954 GRUMMAN HU-16C Piston Military Aircraft Price: USD $360,000 USD $2,300.40 / monthly* Aircraft Location: Conroe, Texas Serial Number: 142362 Registration #: N1945Z Total Time: 4,130

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Grumman HU-16 Albatross Flying Boat / Utility Transport Aircraft [ 1949 ] The Grumman HU-16 Albatross served as both a transport and a search-and-rescue aircraft for the United States. Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 01/19/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

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In 1957 an improved version equivalent to the Navy's UF-2 went into service as the SA-16B. When the names were "rationalized" in 1962, they became the HU-16A and HU-16B, respectively. Albatrosses assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard originally designated UF-1G were reclassified as HU-16E, and the 10 supplied to Canada were designated CSR-110.

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Inside tour of N44HQ a 1952 Grumman HU-16B Albatross owned by Global Eagle with the nick name "Albatross One". Video taken September 24th, 2018 | 🛑Subscribe.

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